A little rain to wrap up the week; meanwhile remaining mild

The trend of above average temperatures and overall quiet weather will continue through Thursday. A storm system coming out of the southwester U.S. will deliver some of us rain Friday. It’s an important note to the Friday forecast, some of us will not see any rain at all, and the best chance at getting soaked is south of I-90 and east of I-35.

There is a weak wave of low pressure moving overhead tonight, and while it’s not enough to deliver rain or snow, it will bring an increase in clouds overnight. Despite that little batch of clouds, we’re in for more sunshine Thursday, especially early in the day. Even with clouds late in the day, temperatures will still make it to the low- to mid-50s Thursday afternoon.

Temperatures will drop Friday, although not drastically, thanks to the storm system bringing us rain and a touch of snow. Snow will be limited to the northwest side of that system and we could see a little bit of grassy area accumulation (very minor) around Rochester, Austin, and maybe Albert Lea. Saturday will remain cool behind that wave of low pressure with highs barely topping 40 degrees. Milder air will return quickly with highs back to nearly 50° Sunday afternoon and back into the lower 60s Monday.